Western Michigan University


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Western Michigan University

In-state Tuition

$6,478 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$15,856 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Carol Ann Haenicke American Women’s Poetry Collection, Edward Callan Collection, Irish Literature Collection, Benn Tibbs Collection, Brick Row Nineteenth Century American Literary Criticism Collection, John Woods Collection, Rare Books, Cisterician Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,040,692 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 9,715 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,936,961 microforms.
  • 25,711 Audio/Visual items.
  • 22,241 e-books.

Museums & Art

Archives and Regional History Collection; Business Technology Park and Research Park; Center for Medieval Studies; Rare Books.WMU’s on-campus learning environment is bolstered by some of the best instructional, cultural and recreational facilities. In recent years more than half a billion dollars in new construction and equipment has transformed the campus giving students access to acclaimed performance space; a state-of-the-art science pavilion; a world-class aviation college; a large, well-equipped student recreation center; and a cutting-edge engineering campus adjacent to a new Business Technology and Research Park.



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 24,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, other


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 24% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 80% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 18% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 23 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Bronco Bash, Finals Finish, Annual International Festival, Native American PowWow Contest, Campus Classics 5k Race
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 275 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Mu Beta of Chi Sigma Iota, Order of Omega, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Psi Chi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society, Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Apostolic Student Alliance, Bronco Campus Ministries, Buddhadharma Society, Calvary College Ministry, Campus Christian Fellowship / The Xperience, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Challenge, Christians on Campus Western Michigan, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, International Student Fellowship, International Worship, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship, Kalamazoo Chinese Christian Student Fellowship, Kappa Phi Club, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Orthodox Christian Fellowship at WMU, St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, Tabernacle Campus Ministry, The Voices of WMU Gospel Choir, The Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo, Voices of Theory, Way of Life Ministries, Young Adult Christian Fellowship, Young Life;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association, Antropology Student Union, Arab Student Association, association of chinese students and scholars, French Club, German club, Graduate Students of Color, Hong Kong Student Association, Indian Student Association, International Programs Council, Japan Club, Korean Student Association, Latino Student Alliance, Malaysian Students Organization, Muslim Student Association, Native American Student Organization, Pakistan Student Association, Russian Club, Taiwanese students association, The Society for Holocaust Memory Preservation, United Nations Children’s Fund at WMU, Uniting the World;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Kappa Psi, American Inst of Chem Eng WMU Chapter, American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Marketing Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Microbiology at WMU, Biology Graduate Student Organization, Business Graduate Student Assoc. , Chemistry Graduate Student Assoc. , College of Aviation Student Council, Collegiate Construction Assoc. , COMMA, Communique, Computer Club, Delta Sigma Pi, Development Student Assoc. , Economic Student Assoc. , Financial Management Assoc. Internat’l, Food Marketing Assoc. , Gamma Theta Upsilon, Geology Club, Graphic Arts Society, Graphic Design Student Organization, Health Professionals Society, History Graduate Student Organization, Institute of Electric Electronic Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Interior Design Student Organization, Lee Honors College Honors Student Assoc. , Lee Honors College HSA Executive Board, Management Student Organization, Master’s of Social Work Organization, Nat’l Student Speech Language Hearing Assoc. , Nat’l Art Education Association Student Chapter, Nat’l Assoc. of Black Accountants, Nat’l Society of Black Engineers, Our History and Culture, Phi Sigma Theta, Political Science Graduate Students Assoc. , Pre-Law Society, Public History Forum, Sales and Business Marketing Assoc. , Science and Mathematics Teacher Assoc. , Society for Excellence in Human Resources, Student Assoc of the Interdisciplinary PhD in Eval, Student chapter American Chemical Society WMU , Student Council for Exceptional Children, Student Dietetic Assoc. , Student Nurse Assoc. , Student Occupational Therapy Assoc. , Student Rehabilitation Assoc. , The Society For Central Asian Studies, Ts’ai Lun , William G. Birch Sr. Student Society of the AAPA, WMU Advertising Club, Young Black Males Support Network, American Choral Directors Assoc. , Drum Circle, Music Teachers National Assoc. , Orchesis Dance Society, Ring of Steel-Kalamazoo, Sigma Alpha Iota, Student Entertainment Team, Anime Addicts, Project Industry, Western Film Society, Amnesty International; College Democrats at WMU, College Green Party at WMU, College Republicans @ WMU, League of Pissed Off Voters, Nat’l Assoc. for the Advancement of Colored People, OUTspoken GLBTA, Oxfam at Western, Progressive Student Alliance, Social Welfare Action Alliance, Students Against Sweatshops, Students for a Sustainable Earth, Students for Civic Awakening, Students for Democracy, Students For Nader, Students Protecting Animals, Think Tank, VOX at WMU, Womyn’s Equality, Youth Empowerment Organization, Alpha Phi Omega, Alternative Spring Break, Alternative Winter Experience, Bigs On Campus, Black Congratulatory Council, Circle K, Colleges Against Cancer, Drive Safe Kalamazoo, Eta Eta Sigma, Habitat for Humanity, InterAction, Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness at WMU, Residence Life Black Caucus, United Campus Ministry, Volunteering With Kids, FOR A COMPLET LIST OF ALL WMU STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: http: //www. salp. wmich. edu/soap
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Western Herald (Monday through Thursday during the Fall and Spring[formerly Winter] semesters; twice weekly during the two Summer sessions)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Kalamazoo (6), Detroit or Chicago (145)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Kalamazoo (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Kalamazoo (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 43% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 19% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 4,290
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 14 fraternities
  • 2% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 12 sororities
  • 3% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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